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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.


Department of Counseling Psychology presentations at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Conference

Some of the presentations included:

     Abbas, M., Reiland, M., & Gloria, A. M. (2015). Healing After the Oak Creek Temple Shooting: Sikh Community Mentors' Experiences of Coping and Faith
     Akinniyi ,
D., & Budge, S. (2015). Genderqueer Individuals’ Conceptualizations of Multiple Identities: A Qualitative Investigation using Identity Maps
, M., & Gloria, A. M. (2015). Latina/o Undergraduates’ Feelings of Validation within the University Setting
C., &  Reiland, M. (2015). “Omitting None:” Experiences of Racial Diversity in an Insight Meditation Community - A Pilot Study
P.,  Nitzarim, R., Diestelmann, J., Sampe, M., ​& Thompson, M. N. (2015). The Transmission of Career and Social Class-Related Information within Families: A Grounded Theory Exploration
     Graham, S., Diestelmann, J., Turan, N., Frost, N., & Pankey, T. (2015). In-house Counseling Psychology Training Clinics: An opportunity for discussion
, N., Gloria, A. M., & Castellanos, J. (2015). Validity of the Cultural Congruity and University Environment Scales with Chicana/o College Students
L., Rau, A., & Manley, A. (2015). The Costs of Self-Labeling for Sexual Assault Survivors: A Meta-Analysis
-Junk, N. A., Her., P., & ​Thompson, M. N. (2015). Measuring the Psychology of Social Status: Development and Validation of the Differential Status Identity Scale
     Quintana, S. M., & Turan, N.  (2015). Attachment Organizations and Distress in German, Turkish, and Turkish German University Students
, N., & Hoyt, W. T. (2015). Gender, Rumination, and Attachment As Predicting Distress: A Test of Moderated-Mediation Model
     Watkins, C. E., Wampold, B. E., & Budge, S. (2015). Extrapolating the Wampold/Budge Psychotherapy Relationship Model to Psychotherapy Supervision.

*Names in bold are student authors.

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate:
The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work” 

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,” has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.


Dr. Bruce Wampold is the Patricia L. Wolleat Professor of Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison, and the director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway.

Dr. Zac Imel is a graduate of the department and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of  Psychiatry at the University of Utah.

Read More about The Great Psychotherapy Debate


The Department of Counseling Psychology is honored to promote the legacy of John R. Martins.
His generous estate-gift will impact the lives of others through the many students he helped train over the years that are carrying on his legacy through their work. Read more about Dr. Martins and his far-reaching influence on the field of Counseling Psychology.

Congratulations to Susan Thideman, who was awarded the 2015 Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement Award by the School of Education for her outstanding performance and service and consistency of promotion of excellence.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie L. Budge,
who was awarded two national awards for her ​scholarly contributions and dedication to improving the psychotherapy experience and understanding how efficacy and effectiveness can be conceptualized. She was awarded the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Foundation/Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. She was also the recipient of the Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

APA-Accredited Internship
Placements for 2015-2016

Abigail Lindemann
University of Wisconsin – Psychiatry

Sarah McArdell Moore
Jewish Child Care Association

Rachel Ocampo Hoogasian
Southern Arizona Psychology
Internship Center / La Frontera 

Congratulations to the Common Chill Factors
, students and faculty from the department, who as a team raised $2,060 for the 2015 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. This year’s team consisted of Jake Diestelmann, Christopher Raines, Dustin Brockberg, Nancy Herrera, Robin Sereno, Robyn DeVries, Aaron Stumpf, and Drs. Budge and Hoyt.

Welcome to Dr. Lynet Uttal
, who will join the CP faculty beginning in Fall 2015. Dr. Uttal uses community based research methods to inform and empower diverse communities and families, with an emphasis on immigrant adaptation, biculturalism, and multiculturalism. She is a senior scholar with expertise in qualitative methods and community-based research, and a history of applied research related to equity and social justice. She will co-teach a course on intersectionality, social justice, and social change in Fall 2015.


The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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